SHOCKING: Apostate Christianity: Christians Are Being Duped Into Believing the “One God” Doctrine of Chrislam
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In greater numbers, well-meaning Christian leaders all over the U.S. are calling for an ecumenical embrace of their Islamic brothers and sisters, even mingling Christian and Islamic doctrine in their church services, in the hopes of finding common ground in the worship of “one God.”
The Episcopal Church, Pope Francis, Robert Schuller—to name just a few advocates of this well-entrenched culture—are openly engaged in the Chrislam movement (click here to review our recent article on Chrislam). We are reminded in the PNW study on Chrislam that:
“Islam regards itself, not as a subsequent faith to Judaism and Christianity, but as the primordial religion, the faith from which Judaism and Christianity are subsequent developments. In the Qur’an we read that Abraham ‘was not a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a monotheist, a Muslim’ (Âl 'Imran 3:66).”
The Islamic faith believes that Muslims, and not Christians or Jews, are the true representatives of the faith of Abraham to the world today. (Al-Baqarah 2:135) Yet more and more Christians are eagerly jumping on board the interfaith bandwagon, believing the vague descriptions of commonality that are being falsely advertised by interfaith doctrines.
The United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are both members of the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Coalition—an interfaith bloc allied with the Islamic Society of North America, which is a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity.
The Yale Center for Faith and Culture, part of Yale University, has a Reconciliation Program that promotes “reconciliation between Muslims and Christians, and between Muslim-majority nations and the West, drawing on the resources of the Abrahamic faiths and the teachings and person of Jesus.”
In response to the historic open letter entitled “A Common Word Between Us and You” which was addressed to Christians and signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars, clerics, and intellectuals from around the world, the Yale Center for Faith and Culture stated on its website:
“We applaud that ‘A Common Word Between Us and You’ stresses so insistently the unique devotion to one God, indeed the love of God, as the primary duty of every believer. God alone rightly commands our ultimate allegiance. When anyone or anything besides God commands our ultimate allegiance – a ruler, a nation, economic progress, or anything else – we end up serving idols and inevitably get mired in deep and deadly conflicts.”
Hundreds of prominent signatories are listed at the end of the response letter from the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, representing churches, universities, theological seminaries, private businesses, and individuals from every walk of life. A significant number of signers were also featured in the November 18, 2007 New York Times publication of “Loving God and Neighbor Together.”
According to clarionproject.org, YouTube videos from the Reverend Deborah Lindsay—Minister of Spiritual Care at First Community Church in Ohio—have gone viral because she calls for Christians to avoid anti-Muslim sentiment. One of her sermons uploaded in September 2010 has been viewed over a million times on the YouTube website.
Her primary outreach partner is a Muslim Brotherhood-tied mosque named the Noor Islamic Cultural Center. Founder and Chairman, Dr. Hany Saqr, was identified by an Egyptian newspaper as a Muslim Brotherhood operative, and a 1992 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood phone book lists him as a member.
The potential for deception in Reverend Lindsay’s sermon lies around the term “jihad”. An article in the Columbus Dispatch which also highlights her outreach to Muslims, quotes her making a comparison of jihad to Lent.
“When we think jihad, we think holy war. And that may be what it means to fanatics and terrorists, but what the vast majority of Muslims understand jihad to be is ‘struggling in the way of God…The way of God being goodness, justice, mercy and compassion. It is a personal, spiritual endeavor,” Lindsay said.
She further likens jihad, for example, to making friends or being appreciative of what you have.
It is precisely this type of misunderstanding that is encouraged by the leadership of a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity called the Council on American–Islamic Relations, of which a chapter leads the ‘MyJihad’ campaign. According to The Clarion Project, private discussions have been held within this organization on how to use deceptive semantics. Jihad has been so vaguely redefined that it becomes a meaningless term, distracting away from true examination of the Islamist ideology.
Non-Muslim audiences are led to believe that this vague “spiritual” struggle is an acceptable alternative interpretation of jihad.
To define the term as it most accurately applies to Islam, we refer to the official ruling of the Reliance of the Traveler, an authoritative book on Sharia endorsed by Al-Azhar University, the highest school of Sunni learning.
Section o.9.0 states:
“Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the lesser jihad. As for the greater jihad, it is spiritual warfare against the lower self (nafs), which is why the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said he was returning from jihad.”
The dual nature of jihad is acknowledged by The MyJihad campaign’s own sources, however the campaign only mentions the spiritual form, giving the false impression that a new, replacement interpretation is being offered.
The Clarion Project points out that while most Muslims are not in favor of waging the subversive and often violent “lesser” jihad, there must be an awareness of “the tricks played by those who do.”
The Rev. Deborah Lindsay expresses acclaim for the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in her sermon for being a moderate organization that spreads “peace” and “hope” by giving away tens of thousands of copies of the Koran, suggesting she is under the impression that ICNA’s interpretation of jihad conflicts with the subversive one. In actuality, the ICNA is named in a 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo as one of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.”
As the layers of deception are peeled away, we discover that the stated goal of the network to which ICNA belongs is to wage a “kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers.”
As explicitly stated in the document, the network aims to “possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’” and use “their hands” (those of the non-Muslim Americans) for its objectives.
It appears that the Chrislam movement has not only successfully fostered the ICNA goals, but countless Christian leaders and their churches have taken the bait and helped them achieve their objectives.
Shocking excerpts from an ICNA teaching guide for members has been revealed by The Clarion Group, explicitly calling for the support of violent jihad, secret operations, resurrection of the Caliphate and implementation of Sharia Law, including within America.
On another front, Islamists are paying attention to the U.S. prison system. An extremist mosque attended by three of the 9/11 hijackers with far-reaching links to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, is fundraising for its outreach to inmates.
The Virginia-based Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center’s fundraising pitch quotes an extremist cleric who says the mosque has been working with the Washington, D.C. jail for 10 years. An historical documentation of Dar al-Hijrah reveals that this mosque’s beliefs have been consistently radical. Its imam, Shaker El-Sayed, preached in favor of violent jihad at a Virginia high school in January of 2013.
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a unit of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, remains unindicted for co-conspiring in a Hamas-financing trial, yet has a Chaplaincy Services Department that endorses chaplains for the Bureau of Prisons (and the U.S. military).
The Clarion Project reports that in 2003, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) insisted that the Office of the Inspector General review the Bureau of Prisons’ relationship with ISNA, which at the time was the only Muslim group that filed the required documents to be approved as a chaplain endorser. Schumer warned that prison system involvement by Islamists was part of a greater offensive.
In a 2003 hearing, Schumer cited Warith Deen Umar as an example; he was the administrative chaplain of the New York Department of Correctional Services who hired prison clerics. Umar was banned from New York prisons in 2002 after being caught teaching Muslim inmates that the 9/11 terrorists were heroes that should be emulated. Also mentioned by Schumer was the arrest earlier in the year of a New York State prison chaplain in Auburn for illegally transferring millions of dollars to Iraq.
Another extremely anti-American and anti-Semitic group with a Prison Reform Ministry is The Nation of Islam. In December, seven Pennsylvania institutions were visited by the ministry director.
Hancock, New York houses the headquarters of Muslims of the Americas, a front for a Pakistani terrorist group named Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Videotape exists there of female members receiving paramilitary instruction; members include a large number of ex-convicts and the group has 22 “Islamic villages” around the country.
A very radical Pennsylvania-based group called The Sankore Institute of Islamic African Studies International, says jihad is obligatory and believes constitutional democracy is antithetical to Islam. The organization claims its curriculum is being taught to 400 Muslim inmates in two California facilities alone. Ex-cons are reported to represent a large percentage of its membership as well. In its website’s “outreach” section, only one initiative is listed: "inmate services."
Due to the huge number of former prison inmates involved in Islamic terrorism, Congressional hearings were held in 2011, but at the time they were derided as “racist and as discriminatory.”
America’s obsession with “not offending anyone” has opened wide the door to radical and non-Biblical belief systems and behaviors, enabling those who have long already had their foot in our door, to push their agendas full force, and being met with very little resistance, are changing the very fabric of American values. It should frighten all of us that they are using the American people—eager to form alliances and coalitions in the name of brotherly love—to get the job done.